WOMEN

Bombay HC paves way for women’s entry into Shani Temple

AMN / In a ruling that maight have far-reaching implications, the Bombay High Court on Friday declared that no law prevents women from entering places of worship and there should be no gender discrimination as far as entering one is concerned. The High Court today said that entry to places of worship is the fundamental … Continue reading Bombay HC paves way for women’s entry into Shani Temple

Russia tops ranking for women in senior business roles

Survey by US-based firm has said that legacy of communism is responsible for advance of gender equality. Russia once again topped the international ranking of countries with the highest percentage of women in senior business roles, with 45 per cent of senior management positions held by women. Russia is followed by the Philippines and Lithuania, … Continue reading Russia tops ranking for women in senior business roles

Women’s Day: President presents Nari Shakti awards to 15 women

AMN / President Pranab Mukherjee today presented 15 women and 5 organisations with Nari Shakti Puraskar for the year 2015 on the occasion of International Women’s Day at Rashtrapati Bhawan. The award is given to eminent women and institutions for their distinguished service to the cause of women, specially belonging to vulnerable and marginalised sections … Continue reading Women’s Day: President presents Nari Shakti awards to 15 women

Gender gap in jobs, wages remain unchanged in 20 years: ILO

The International Labor Organization has found that gender equality in the workplace remains elusive. On International Women’s Day, a new ILO report, Women at Work: Trends 2016, finds millions of women worldwide are not getting the same kind of quality, well-paying jobs as men. New data in 178 countries present a gloomy picture of the … Continue reading Gender gap in jobs, wages remain unchanged in 20 years: ILO

Govt launches “Mahila e-Haat”, an online marketing platform for women

Forum will provide access to markets to women who make products and are spread all over the country: Minister Our Correspondent / New Delhi Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi launched “Mahila e-Haat”, an online marketing platform for women here Monday. Mahila e-Haat is a unique online platform where participants can … Continue reading Govt launches “Mahila e-Haat”, an online marketing platform for women

L’Oréal Paris and NDTV organise ‘Women of Worth 2016 Conclave’

L’Oréal Paris and NDTV are organising ‘Women of Worth 2016 Conclave’ On the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8 in New Delhi. Eminent personalities and opinion leaders will discuss a range of subjects from the evolving role of women in India to issues impacting society today, at the event.

SC asks States to strictly follow Centre’s advisory on Devadasis

TIA NEWS / The Supreme Court has asked all States and Union Territories, UTs, to strictly follow the Centre’s advisory on checking the practice of forcing young girls to serve as Devadasis. A bench comprising Justices F M I Kalifullah and S A Bobde took on record the advisory of the Ministry of Home Affairs … Continue reading SC asks States to strictly follow Centre’s advisory on Devadasis

Centre extends Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme in 61 districts

Centre has extended its flagship scheme Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao in additional 61 district, across eleven states. The scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Haryana last year, seeks to improve the declining trend of child sex ratio in selected districts. It is a tri-ministerial effort of Ministries of Women and Child Development, … Continue reading Centre extends Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme in 61 districts

Alarming rise in Female genital mutilation: UN report

AMN / At least 200 million women and girls across the world are living with genital mutilated due to custom and traditions, according to a new UNICEF report published in time for February 6 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female genital mutilation, FGM, as the practice is often abbreviated. The report says 70 million … Continue reading Alarming rise in Female genital mutilation: UN report

Archana becomes 1st woman to head paramilitary force

AMN / Tamil Nadu Cadre IPS officer Archana Ramasundram has become the first woman to head a paramilitary force. Ramasundram was yesterday appointed as the Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal, SSB, that guards India’s frontiers with Nepal and Bhutan. 58-year-old Ramasundram is currently the Director of National Crime Records Bureau. Besides her, IPS officer … Continue reading Archana becomes 1st woman to head paramilitary force

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ELECTIONS

Reports of EVMs replacement completely false: EC

AMN / NEW DELHI The Election Commission on Tuesday termed the allegations of EVM replacement as "completely ...

63 % polling recorded in the final phase of Lok Sabha polls

Voters have already exercised their franchise for 483 out of the total 542 parliamentary seats in previous six ...

India’s most controversial and longest Elections come to an end

Results on May 23  AMN / Elections for the 17th Lok Sabha concluded today after sweet and sour incident ...

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SPORTS

Boxing: Mary Kom, Nikhat Zareen to meet in semis at 2nd India Open

  HSB / Guwahati Six-time world champion Mary Kom and Asian Championships bronze medallist Nikhat Zaree ...

Defender Suman Devi Thoudam to lead Junior Women’s Team

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Defender Suman Devi Thoudam will lead 18-member Indian Junior Women's Team for ...

14 Indian women enter semi finals of India Open International Boxing tournament

    Indian women boxer including M C Mary Kom stormed into the Semi-Finals in the second India O ...

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MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

66th National Film Awards to be declared after General Elections

  The 66th National Film Awards will be declared after General Elections, 2019. In a statement, Informat ...

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Opr ...

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ART & CULTURE

Sahitya Akademi demands Rs 500/- from children for Workshop

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi India’s premier literary body, the Sahitya Akademi, which gives huge awards, p ...

Noted Urdu writer Jamil Jalibi is no more

  Author of the seminal history of Urdu literature, editor of one and founder of another eminent literar ...